Author Topic: RIP Alexis Weissenberg  (Read 2058 times)

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RIP Alexis Weissenberg
« on: January 08, 2012, 09:52:41 AM »
« Last Edit: January 08, 2012, 10:56:11 AM by Toccata&Fugue »

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 06:56:54 PM »
his great petrushka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERT39Mqrx90

he also composed, Hamelin played some of his works on "In a State of Jazz": a sonata but also song arrangements

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 11:34:01 AM »


I've always loved this disc. I find the Bartok 2nd really excellent.
It was later reissued coupled with Rach 3 ( Chicago SO/ Prêtre)

Peter
« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 11:37:11 AM by pjme »

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 02:15:57 PM »
R.I.P Maestro.

That's terrible, he was such a great pianist; I've loved his performances of Beethoven's Piano Concertos, with Herbert von Karajan.
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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 09:55:57 PM »
Sorry to hear that. He was an astonishing virtuoso, especially in Bach.
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